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Average gas prices--March 16, 2009

Consumer Reports News: March 16, 2009 05:19 PM

Gasoline and diesel prices are down slightly in nearly all regions compared against the week before. The national gasoline average is now about a $1.37 below the price this time last year. Diesel fuel is now $1.96 below this time last year.

National retail fuel price averages

Price Change from last week

Regular gasoline/gallon  $1.91  .03
Diesel fuel/gallon  $2.02 .03

Regional regular gasoline prices

Price Change from last week
East Coast  $1.91 .01
 -New England  $1.91     .00
  -Central Atlantic  $1.93  .01
  -Lower Atlantic  $1.89  .01
Midwest  $1.85  .07
Gulf Coast  $1.81  .01
Rocky Mountain  $1.82 .01
West Coast  $2.13 .03
  -California  $2.16 .03

Source: Energy Information Administration, 3/16/09. Figures rounded to the nearest cent.

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